Moderate rain, lightning likely in 14 Odisha districts

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Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Regional Centre here issued thunderstorm and rainfall alert for 14 districts of Odisha till 7.30 pm today.

The alert has been issued for Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Dhenkanal, Angul, Deogarh, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundergarh, Boudh, Sonepur, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts.

“Moderate thunderstorm and lightning with moderate spells of rainfall likely to occur at one or two places over these districts between 4.30 pm and 7.30 pm today,” the latest IMD bulletin said.

People in these districts are advised to stay indoors and take shelter in buildings and other safe locations as a precautionary measure.

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